Frontier Day: greased pigs and mutton bustin’

October 1, 2013

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

Lucerne Valley’s past will become present when youngsters and their families enjoy Frontier Day on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Lazy Lizard Ranch.

The event begins at 9 a.m.

“It’s a part of the history of this town that slipped away,” Honorary Mayor Lyle Thomas said about reviving the community-wide event. “We’re trying to get it rekindled and reinvented.”

The event is sponsored by the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Veteran Profile: Lucerne Valley has Louis Basura's heart

October 1, 2013

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

Before Louis Basura fought for America at the 38th parallel, he found his moral compass living a simple, meaningful life in rural Lucerne Valley.

“We lived in the valley all my life except for five years when we were in the Los Angeles area,” said Basura, 81.

Born during the Great Depression when a poor person in larger metropolitan areas might knock on a door and request a sandwich, the Basuras made do with whatever they had — or didn’t have.

Leader readers share their wants on Facebook post

October 1, 2013

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

While many affirm their love of Lucerne Valley, opinions are mixed on what the town needs to get even better.

Last week on the Leader’s Facebook page, a question was posted: “What do you wish Lucerne Valley had that it currently doesn’t have?”

Many agreed the town needed more activities for local children.

“I really hope the soccer program takes off. I wish there was something the kids could do besides play video games and watch TV,” L.P. posted.

Market now carries TV digital converters

October 1, 2013

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

Those who use CSA 29’s free TV translator service won’t have to drive far to purchase a digital converter box.

The Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware store recently began stocking a middle-of-the-line RCA converter unit to enable residents to view free Los Angeles TV stations.

CSA 29, which provides the service, recently converted its analog broadcast signal to digital. The United States and other countries have coordinated a digital switchover schedule. The U.S. analog-to-digital transition will be complete in 2015.

Lucerne Valley FFA event

October 1, 2013

Lucerne Valley FFA event

A Ram it Forward fundraising event will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lucerne Valley Market. The event will benefit the Lucerne Valley FFA.

Events include free test rides in a Ram truck with donations made to the FFA. A car wash also will be held for FFA.

Concurrent events at the Market: a Lions Club food booth, classic car show and Garden Club plant sale.

What's Happening - October 2, 2013

October 1, 2013

Roadrunners’
Toy Run, Oct 5
The Roadrunners will hold their Toy Run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Pioneer Park.

Lucerne Valley
Pow Wow Days
Lucerne Valley’s 5th annual Big Time Gathering and Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow will be held on Oct. 5-6 at Midway Park, on the corner of Midway and Rabbit Springs Road. It is free to the public open from Saturday noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
There will be Native American Drumas, Dancers, Crafts and food. All drums and dancers welcome. For more information, call 760-885-5924.

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